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2607, 2020

Studies You Should Know: Growth Mindset

July 26th, 2020|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

In the discipline of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, there is a revolution going on. Critiques of old studies are as part of the replication crisis are becoming common. There are the callouts of pop-psychology often deliberately oversimplifying studies to make sensationalist headlines. New studies are being produced that address the

2002, 2020

Studies You Should Know: Publish Less and Read More

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

Phaf, R. H. (2020). Publish less, read more. Theory & Psychology, 30(2), 263-285. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354319898250 Abstract A publication deluge has impeded rather than advanced theory in experimental psychology. Many researchers rely more on null-hypothesis significance testing than literature studies to determine whether results are worthwhile. Four problematic publication practices are symptomatic

2012, 2019

Studies You Should Know: Social Priming

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

Chivers, T. (2019). What's next for psychology's embattled field of social priming. Nature, 576(7786), 200-202. Three years ago, a team of psychologists challenged 180 students with a spatial puzzle. The students could ask for a hint if they got stuck. But before the test, the researchers introduced some subtle interventions

1210, 2019

Studies You Should Know: Career Success and Luck

October 12th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , , |

Janosov, M., Battiston, F., & Sinatra, R. (2019). Success and luck in creative careers. Physics and Society. arXiv:1909.07956 Lu, D. (2019, September 26). Around half of your chances of career success comes down to sheer luck. New Scientist. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2217628-around-half-of-your-chances-of-career-success-comes-down-to-sheer-luck/ How much of a person’s career success is the result of

906, 2019

Positive Psychology Interventions Have Limited Impact, and It Is Time to Celebrate

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Psychology|

A recent study published in PLoS ONE conducted a reanalysis of a meta-analysis on Positive Psychology Interventions (PPI’s). A meta-analysis is, in simple terms, a statistical means of combining data from a lot of studies, and is an analysis of analysis. The results of a meta-analysis are often more robust than single studies as they combine data from multiple sources.

2405, 2019

Replication Is the Bedrock of Science – Should It Be Predicted?

May 24th, 2019|Categories: Psychology, Science|Tags: , |

I think the claims to measurement in our discipline are on shaky ground to put in politely. As such, I often think that we should be focussed more on the evaluation of usefulness rather than infinitesimally small gains in measurement accuracy.

605, 2019

Gamification in Personnel Selection and the Need for Real-world Evaluation

May 6th, 2019|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , |

The International Journal of Selection and Assessment recently included a feature article on the gamification of assessment. While the research methodology in the article was sound, I could not help but think that the article in many ways symbolised what is wrong with much of the assessment literature that emphasises psychometric properties as opposed to practical utility.

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